Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore Update – Ailsa Abraham, J. E. Spina and Lauren Linwood


Welcome to Friday’s update for three of the authors in the bookstore. And first is the lovely Ailsa Abraham with her latest release, Attention to Death, hot off the press today.  In fact there is a launch party on Facebook to celebrate the release.

1.00pm – 8.00pm https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=752363234915685&set=gm.410047022663258&type=3&theater

About Attention to Death

Finding a murderer among a group of killers is not going to be easy for two Royal Army Military Police investigators, Captain Angus Simpson and Staff-Sergeant Rafael ‘Raff’ Landen, whose Christmas leave is cancelled for an investigation into a suspicious death on a base in Germany. The case is further complicated by unhelpful senior officers who make pre-judgements on colour, creed, race and sexuality. Yet the insight of the investigators helps them uncover a sinister plot, although they too have something to hide: their own fledgling relationship.Will Angus and Raff be able to solve the murder without giving away their secret?The best and worst of human nature is represented in this story, which is why it is suggested for over 18s only.

One of the early reviews for Attention to Death

“In Attention to Death, Ailsa Abraham pulls off something I wouldn’t have thought possible – a steamy romance with a twist of murder and a splash of social conscience. A remarkable book that will have you turning pages as quickly as you can to find out what happens next.” ~India Drummond, author of the Caledonia Fae series

Buy Attention to Death: https://www.amazon.com/Attention-Death-Ailsa-Abraham-ebook/dp/B01MRBTYLX

Also by Ailsa Abraham

 

Read the reviews and buy the books: https://www.amazon.com/Ailsa-Abraham/e/B00AYKUBQ4

Connect to Ailsa via her website: https://ailsaabraham.com/home/

Another new release this week and this time it is children’s author Janice Spina with her books for adults written as J. E. Spina.  An Angel Among Us is dedicated to Janice’s friend who recently passed away and you can find out more about the story here: https://jemsbooks.wordpress.com/2017/03/07/short-story-collection-an-angel-among-us-is-now-here-cover-reveal/

About the collection

There are fifteen stories in this collection. There is something for everyone here.

A collection of short stories that covers several genres including romance, grief/loss, mystery, suspense, sci-fi, fantasy and paranormal. This book is dedicated to a courageous friend who passed this year. The first story is specially created for her and is the inspiration for the title of this book. The cover was designed by John Spina.

Here is the first review for the book

The stories are tear jerkers & thought provoking. Very well written & hard to put down! I got caught up in the characters & felt like I was a part of their world. I was gifted a book in return for my honest review.

Also by J. E. Spina

 

To discover all of Janice’s children’s books and read the reviews: https://www.amazon.com/Janice-Spina/e/B00HNET4HG

Connect to Janice via her blog: https://jemsbooks.wordpress.com/

Another author in the bookstore is Lauren Linwood with Illusions of Death recently published in paperback on February 24th following the Kindle release last year.

About Illusions of Death

Best-selling author Karlyn Campbell is ready for a new start after her recent divorce from a temperamental artist. When she receives word that her father had a stroke, she heads for Walton Springs with mixed feelings. Broderick Campbell wrote Pulitzer Prize-winning literary novels and denounced his daughter’s work as pedestrian and commercial, causing a rift that finally heals on his deathbed. Karlyn chooses to stay in the small Georgia town to write her popular Matt Collins series and decides to try her hand at true crime when Atlanta’s Rainbow Killer, Roy G. Biv, captures her interest.

Detective Logan Warner’s marriage didn’t survive after he lost his twins to a crazed killer who was never caught. He returns to his hometown’s police force and runs for police chief, happy he’s escaped big city crime and corruption. Emotionally dead, his interest in life is renewed when he falls in love with Karlyn and begins to build a new life with her.

But the Rainbow Killer moves beyond Atlanta, leaving a trail of dead bodies painted in bright hues in several towns north of the city. Leaving no trace evidence or DNA and choosing random victims with no apparent rhyme or reason, Roy proves unstoppable. Then he arrives in Walton Springs, threatening the peaceful town with his murder spree. With a serial killer in their backyard, Logan and Karlyn unite with the FBI to find the killer—before he finds them.

One of the reviews for the book in Kindle format.

Good reading on July 12, 2016

A serial killer with an appetite for blood and death.

Atlanta’s Rainbow Killer has been killing people of all demographic; careers, ages, sexes and so on.

When author Karlyn Campbell gets a call notifying her of her father’s death, she goes back to her small town. She never expected to find the love of her life in a small town. Neither, did she think that she would begin to finally understand why her father was the way he was.

Karlyn starts a new life in Walton Springs but a serial killer threatens not only her life but also her relationship with her new love.

Detective Logan Warner’s failed marriage and the death of his children wounded him in such a way that he never thought he would be able to truly live his life again, until he met the Karlyn. However, when the serial killer comes into town, he fears he may just lose his second chance for love and life.

The author gave away just enough to keep me on the edge of my chair. The feel of small town life was truly captured in Walton Springs. The friendship and the community aspect that is part of small towns was also perfectly captured. I loved how the book was written. It was interesting and gave a great insight into the mind of a serial killer. With the suspense and mystery and the romantic element added into it, Illusions of Death was a perfect novel.

Read all the reviews and buy the book: https://www.amazon.com/Illusions-Death-Lauren-Linwood-ebook/dp/B019Y45TS0

A selection of books by Lauren Linwood

Read all the review and buy the books: https://www.amazon.com/Lauren-Linwood/e/B00CSSG8BC

Connect to Lauren via her Websitehttp://www.laurenlinwood.com

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New Book in Series – Marked by Honor – The Knights of Valor Series by Lauren Linwood


New book in series

The featured book today – Word of Honor – is the first book in The Knights of Valor series by Lauren Linwood.

Brief overview of the series to date:

The Knights of Valor is the first historical romance series written by Lauren Linwood after nine previous standalone novels. It takes place in 14th century Medieval England and centers on the de Montfort family. Each romance will focus on honor and the code of chivalry that bound knights of this era.

Word of Honor, the first book in the series, introduces Lord Geoffrey de Montfort and his bride, Merryn Mantel. This couple will get their happily ever after and appear in subsequent books in order to tie the series together.

Future books will spotlight the love stories of Geoffrey’s cousin and best friend Raynor; his two nieces Elysande and Avelyn; and his twins Alys and Ancel de Montfort.

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Merryn Mantel and Geoffrey de Montfort have loved each other since childhood. Once betrothed, Geoffrey leaves for the wars in France for five long years. Upon his return, the two marry and spend one blissful night consummating their love and making plans for their future.

But her new husband vanishes the next day without a trace. Merryn grieves for almost seven years—and then Geoffrey returns to her—changed from the boy and man she knew and worshipped. This stranger refuses to reveal where he has been and why he stayed away for so long.

Will her husband’s silence create a rift too large to heal, or can Merryn and Geoffrey recapture the love they once shared?

The book is already receiving great reviews including this one.

A captivating story you won’t put down!  By Java Mama on April 6, 2016Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase

I am a huge fan of Lauren Linwood, and I couldn’t wait for her to launch her first series. Needless to day, she delivered in a huge way with Word of Honor! In this story, we are introduced to dashing knight Geoffrey de Montfort and his lady, Merryn Mantel, who have loved each other since childhood. Rare for this time, it was a true love match. Merryn waits for Geoffrey to return from the war in France, and once he does, they marry. Passion ignites between the two lovers, and we know this is a marriage that will not only be full of passion but true love.

But happiness is short-Geoffrey disappears soon after their wedding day, leaving Merryn absolutely devastated. She mourns for her love for seven years, learning to run the estate on her own, grieving for her true love every night. But when Geoffrey returns, something is obviously very, very wrong. He is like a different man. Seven years has changed both of them. Can their love grow once again? Can Geoffrey overcome the trauma of his unspoken past?

Ms. Linwood weaves a tale that is utterly captivating. The passion, the suffering, the hope of love is all woven in the pages that are rich with description and feeling. I couldn’t put this book down! From historical detail to gut wrenching emotion to the believe that love can truly heal, this book has it all.

Buy Word of Honor : Amazon
Other Buy Links can be found here: Wind Tree Press

Cover Reveals for the next two books in the series.

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Marked by Honor is available from July 6th and Code of Honour on October 5th 2016.

A selection of other books by Lauren Linwood

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Buy all of Lauren’s books: Amazon author Page

About Lauren Linwood

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Lauren Linwood became a teacher who wrote on the side to maintain her sanity in a sea of teenage hormones. Her historical romances use history as a backdrop to place her characters in extraordinary circumstances, where their intense desire for one another grows into the treasured gift of love. Her romantic suspense novels feature strong heroes and heroines who unite to defeat a clever antagonist and discover a deep, abiding love during their journey.

A native Texan, Lauren lives in a Dallas suburb with her family. An avid reader, moviegoer, and sports fan, she manages stress by alternating yoga with long walks. She plans to start a support group for Fixer Upper addicts—as soon as she finishes her next piece of dark chocolate.

Connect with Lauren on her websites, blogs and social media.

Website: http://www.laurenlinwood.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/laurenlinwood
Twitter: http://twitter.com/LaurenLinwood
Blog: http://www.laurenlinwood.com/write-up-my-alley-2/
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Lauren-Linwood/e/B00CSSG8BC
Goodreads Author Page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7091840.Lauren_Linwood
Google+:  https://plus.google.com/+LaurenLinwood/about

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